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Shred On Site is a proud supporter of Privacy Awareness Week

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The Importance of E-Waste Recycling

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Shred on site were brilliant. Efficient, very helpful and pleasant to deal with.They answered my email enquiry within the day by phone, I made an appointment time for the van to come to my home for the following week.It arrived on time with a pleasant driver. I watched my documents shredded. They also took away an old printer and phone fax. I highly recommend this service and will use it again.
Great service. 15 years of company accounts gone. I feel cleansed. The truck came. The bin was wheeled in, filled and then all my confidential files were eaten by the truck. Good riddance!!Thankyou ShredOnSite.
This is a great service. They kept me informed of the process, arrived on time and answered the questions I asked. I only had a few cartons but I was treated as if I was a large business. Thank you Shred on Site.
Great service, fast and assured. A fantastic way to deal with all those confidential documents you don't want to have to sort!
Shred on Site did an amazing job shredding 40 years of paperwork and cardboard after closing our drafting business. Great value for money.very efficient, fast and clean. Great for peace of mind. Thank you.
I have used this company both business and personal shredding. All times customer service was excellent and they were oh so helpful. I found the pricing reasonable and have been more than very satisfied with their procedures. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
come right to where the paperwork was boxed. destruction in front of me. Very quick and no mess at all. polite and professional
Great service, we used to use this company for our business shredding when we lived in Melbourne. We now live in a coastal town but were able to meet the truck on it's mobile rounds and have our shredding down in about 5 minutes! Extremely convenient, friendly and easy to organise.
This was so easy to arrange and communication with company was spot on. Everything was as promised. It was cheaper as a one off to take our documents to a site where they had a regular commitment. A quick call to say they would be there in 20 mins. and it was all done. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again or recommend.

Why Choose Shred On Site?

We are a mobile document shredding & destruction company that specialises in shredding confidential documents on-site for total security and peace of mind. All shredded paper is 100% recycled. We provide one-off and regular services.

  • Shred at your Premises
  • Total Security and Peace of Mind
  • Privacy Law Compliant
  • 100% Recycled
  • Cost Effective

Shred Site has chosen 3AW as its advertising partner in 2019

We are only a small business but after a lot of research and some positive experiences with the on air team at 3AW, we decided to advertise our SHRED ON SITE service on 3AW. The 3AW advertising team made the process very easy. They listened to our feedback on the type of customers that love our service and developed a script targeting those people. We were given a number of ‘voices’ to choose from and although all were great, we chose someone that we thought gets the message across clearly and in a direct manner.

The ads started running on the 7th January and we have had lot of positive feedback. If you hear our ad let us know.

Shred On Site is pleased to be participating in Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) this year, 13 – 19 May. As a supporter (or a “supPAWter,” as the organisation calls its advocates), we strive to embody the principles and ideas around best practice in privacy. We pledge to deliver the very best in cutting-edge world’s best practice in secure onsite paper shredding, secure document destruction, e-waste and recycling services across Melbourne.

2018 marks the 30 year anniversary of the 1988 Australian Privacy Act. This legislation has revolutionised efforts toward the responsible use of personal information in business, government and in a personal capacity online. Increased data mobility and analysis in research, policy-making and evolving the Australian economy are additional benefits.

Privacy: From Principles to Practice

This year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) theme is “Privacy: from principles to practice.” Throughout this week, Australian organisations are encouraged to review how they handle personal data and look to see how they might improve their practices. Doing so improves consumer trust, public assurance and assists organisations in being better able to navigate environments that have become increasingly data-rich.

This week is also a time for individuals to examine their own personal privacy practices and look for ways to minimise risk. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is available to assist with questions.

Transparency and accountability are fundamental elements of privacy. Individuals must have a high degree of control and choice, and organisations should set themselves up in a way that respects each individual’s dignity and wellbeing. A respect for privacy is vital to building trust among all parties and responsibly handling personal information.

A Commitment to Responsible Handling of Sensitive Information

In 2018, a number of new regulations were introduced to enhance privacy in both the public and private sectors. The Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) formalises the expectation of organisations to notify people about data breaches that could cause them serious harm. The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect for all EU Australian businesses on 25 May.

At Shred On Site, we are committed to the objectives of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) and the 2018 theme, “Privacy: from principles to practice.” To this end, we align with the goals of:

  • Reassess current systems and culture
  • Develop new processes as needed
  • Ensure customers’ personal information and privacy is first

During Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) 13 – 19 May, there was a business breakfast Monday 14 May at The Westin Sydney.  Sheila FitzPatrick was the keynote speaker. She is a data privacy expert and recognised EU and international data protection law expert. She provided thoughts on General Data Protection Regulation and how it is set to influence privacy worldwide.

The Acting Australian Information Commissioner and Acting Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk launched Privacy Awareness Week 2018 and opened the breakfast. At the sold-out event, a business panel also dived into the reality of modern privacy practice in Australia and how businesses are responding to the new privacy developments. The panellists included Lisa Schutz, Founder and CEO of InFact Decisions and Verifier, Tommy Viljoen, National Lead Partner for Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance at Deloitte and Emma Hossack, CEO at Extensia. The panel was moderated by former Australian Privacy Commissioner, Malcolm Crompton.

Shred On Site’s paper shredding, secure document destruction and e-waste collection and recycling services are an integral part of an effective privacy policy for businesses and individuals. If you require any assistance in Victoria with these services or would like to discuss any privacy related issues feel free to contact us.

You trust Shred On Site for your secure document destruction and paper shredding in Melbourne. However, we are also your trusted source for E-waste (electronic waste) recycling. Businesses in Melbourne look to Shred On Site to take care of their E-waste recycling in a responsible manner, and we pledge to deliver.

importance of e-waste recycling

E-waste in Australia is increasing at a rate that is a staggering three times faster than general waste levels. Levels of discarded computers and televisions alone are expected to increase by 60 percent, up to 223,000 tonnes by the year 2023. This year, the Victorian Government will ban E-waste from landfill sites.

Proper E-Waste Disposal Crucial to the Environment, Personal Security

The significance and importance of proper electronic waste recycling cannot be overstated. Without it, the environmental impact can be devastating. E-waste from electronic devices such as computers, televisions, audio devices and related peripherals pose a great danger to the environment if not properly recycled or disposed.

e-Waste Disposal

However, another major consideration of E-waste disposal is the potential security risk posed to individuals and companies. Sensitive information is often kept on computers and other electronic devices, and it could be acquired from these devices without proper E-waste disposal.

The issue of E-waste is escalating rapidly, with the tremendous growth and proliferation of computers, tablets, smartphones and other electronics. With such affordable devices so widely available, end-of-life (EOL) electronics and E-waste is a greater area of concern than ever before.

Responsible E-Waste Handling Keeps Toxic Chemicals Out of the Environment

Many electronics devices contain precious metals like gold and copper, but they also contain toxic substances such as mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium and other heavy metals. They may also contain toxic flame retardants and other toxic chemicals. Because of this, proper processing is essential so that these harmful substances aren’t released into the environment.

IT Collect by Shred On Site is your full service E-waste removal and recycling service. We’ll do all the hard work and heavy lifting, from removal of your unwanted devices to disassembling for secure recycling and disposal.

Our E-waste recycling and removal service will assist you in complying with new E-waste recycling laws as well as contributing to a healthier, safer environment.

When you request our assistance with e-recycling, one of our accredited Customer Service Operator(s) will be sent to your location. They will then transport them securely to our recycling partner. They are one of Australia’s most experienced recycling companies supported by ISO9001, ISO14001 and certified to R2:2013 (Responsible Recycling) – the most stringent recycling certification available. With these processes, up to 95 percent of all materials will be recycled.

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Shred On Site will ensure your electronic waste is not resold for refurbishment. All E-waste items will be fully disassembled and the components sorted into appropriate recycling streams. Hard drives, memory chips, solid state drives, etc. will all be shredded, eliminating the risk that your data will be accessed by anyone. Batteries will be recycled in accordance with current environmental standards.

For responsible, compliant and secure E-waste recycling and disposal in Melbourne, you can count on Shred On Site. We are also your trusted source for paper shredding and secure document destruction in Melbourne. We assist both business clients and individuals. Give us a call to discuss your recycling needs. We look forward to assisting you.